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Christian Apologist & Philosopher

When We Evaluate Zen Buddhism by it’s Own Standards

The book The Three Pillars of Zen (by Phillip Kapleau, ed., 1965) includes a series of explanations and teachings by a series of master teachers of Buddhism. One of them, Yasutani, starts out in his first lecture by telling us … Continue reading

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Who Is More Reasonable In Religious Discussions?

The book True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism responds to the claims of modern atheists who are fond of trying to take the rational high ground in the discussion of religion. Tom Gilson is the editor of … Continue reading

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Do Scholarly Skeptics Agree About Early Evidence for Jesus’ Resurrection?

Gary Habermas is the world’s leading scholar on the resurrection of Jesus. This is not an exaggeration, for his research and publications are impeccable. He has researched every publication on the resurrection, ancient and modern. In the presentation below, Habermas … Continue reading

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Literary Critics Examine the New Testament

The facts presented in the New Testament have a large amount of corroboration from sources outside the Bible (see here, and here, and here). The typical objections to these facts is claiming the Bible to be historical fiction and dismissing … Continue reading

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Hume on Skepticism

David Hume (1711 – 1776) was the king of the skeptics. Many, if not most, of the modern skeptical attacks on Christianity are warmed-over versions of what David Hume said more powerfully. Here are a couple of interesting tidbits that … Continue reading

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Does the Euthyphro Dilemma Disprove God? (Part 4, final)

This is the last in a series of posts about a moral question called the Euthyphro Dilemma, which is sometimes given as a challenge to God. See the first three parts for an explanation of the problem and the first … Continue reading

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Does the Euthyphro Dilemma Disprove God? (Part 3)

This is the latest in a series of posts about a moral question called the Euthyphro Dilemma, which is sometimes given as a challenge to God. See the first two parts for an explanation of the problem and the first … Continue reading

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